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House Panel to Hear Testimony in GM Recall Probe

Tina Robinson3 years ago

A House of Representatives panel will begin hearing testimony next month as part of a probe into the delayed General Motors recall of 1.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches.

GM CEO Barra to Testify

According to NBC News, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has confirmed that GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will testify before a panel on April 1. The House has also invited David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to testify.

The House probe is one of several investigations into the massive ignition switch recall. The defective ignition switches have been linked to at least 12 deaths. Evidence from a recent lawsuit revealed that GM was aware of the problem with the switches in 2006, but failed to inform federal regulators of the defect.

The Justice Department is looking into whether any laws were broken by GM.

GM Issues Public Apology

This week Barra issued a public apology for the 12 deaths and admitted that GM delayed too long in recalling the dangerous vehicles. GM also named a new head of global safety as part of its efforts to prevent this sort of problem in the future. 

Description of the Recalled GM Vehicles


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